Secrets of the Heath

08 September 2018 to 09 September 2018

11.00am to 5.00pm

Booking

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Event Cost

FREE ENTRY

Details

 

Secrets of the Heath Festival, Petersfield Heath, 8 & 9 September 11am-5pm

FREE – Event Programme

Discover the horrible histories and wonderful wildlife of South Downs heathland on 8 and 9 September as the Secrets of the Heath festival returns to Petersfield. Join a Saxon shield battle, come face-to-face with a highway woman and meet the snakes & lizards who call the heath their home.

Bring your dog and have a go at the Countryside Dog Ability Challenge, win a certificate and sign up to support our #TakeTheLead campaign.

As well as re-enactments, a medieval camp and bird of prey demonstrations, visitors to the free annual festival can meet the cows and sheep whose grazing helps to protect our heathlands. On Saturday night there is also the chance to join in a bat walk. The festival is organised by the Heathlands Reunited project – a partnership of 11 like-minded organisations led by the South Downs National Park Authority.

There will be tasty treats available to purchase from the local scout group, including hot and cold drinks, Bacon butties in the morning, burgers and hot dogs throughout the day, cakes, crisps & biscuits. Visit the  Secrets Bar and say hello to Fran Weston and Lesley Foulkes, who will be offering a friendly welcome and well stocked bar with a tasty selection of  Langhams ales, ciders, wines and other refreshments over the weekend.

Heaths are rare habitats, rich in wildlife and fantastic open space for families to explore. But they are under threat and would disappear completely without active management. Secrets of the Heath is a chance for people to find out how people have lived and worked the heath over thousands of years and how you can play your part today to save our heaths through the Heathlands Reunited project.

#HelptheHeaths

For more information email heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk

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Location Details

Location

The event will take place on Petersfield Heath which is located between the B2146 and the B1299 on the southern edge of Petersfield.

Postcode

GU31 4HS

Directions

Petersfield is on the eastern edge of Hampshire close to the A3 between Horndean and Bordon.

Organiser Details

Organiser's Name

Katy Sherman

Organiser's Website

http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/heathlands-reunited

Organiser's Email

heathlands@southdowns.gov.uk

Organiser's Telephone

01730 819320